James Harden’s First Shoe – WHAT ARE THOSE!
This week, the internet got its first look at James “The Beard” Harden’s new signature shoe from Adidas. The reviews are in and damn the Harden I ‘s are atrocious. I understand this could be a prototype and there could be some great colorways in development, but the shoe is a failure. It reminds of the kid at the park who forgot his kicks and played ball in his “Tims.”
Or I could be mistaken…remember the movie Zoolander? The Harden I may actually be the latest item from the “Derelicte” collection by Mugatu. Need a reminder, watch the clip.
So let’s get this straight, the competition to Nike’s preeminence in sneaker culture are these Adidas “poostompers” and Steph Curry’s wannabe nurse shoes. I think the Nike execs are sleeping easy for now. What’s your favorite basketball signature of the last five years. Personally, the newest KD low tops are killing the game right now.
For inspiration, I put together a collage of 4 of the ugliest basketball shoes I have ever seen, one from Adidas, one from Under Armour, a horrible version of the Iversons from Reebok and the Nike Barkleys.